10 tips to lose weight fast

 10 tips to lose weight

We have  10 tips to lose weight that do not interfere with your daily life and require little to no extra effort and no bulky machinery. The only thing needed is a willing attitude. With these tips, losing weight can be fun and easy.

To lose weight, it is not always necessary to torment yourself with strict diets and exhausting workouts in the gym, although a good sweat session will not hurt. A few changes to your lifestyle with a little more attention to your diet and a few changes in habits will go a long way. If you do not believe us, give it a try.  What have you got to lose but a few pounds?

The Basics: More Exercise and Fewer Calories

This is the main point, as losing weight is basically as simple as burning more energy than you are taking in and this will provide the foundation for all of the remaining tips. Choose a mantra: Move More, Eat Less, or, Eat to Live, do not Live to Eat.

Less Alcohol

Not only will your liver thank you, but studies have shown that when a person drinks they are more likely to mindlessly eat and consume hundreds more calories than they even realize along with potentially becoming dehydrated and mistaking this thirsty feeling for hunger.

Less Stress …

Chronic stress will cause the weight to pile on and make it extremely difficult to get off. High levels of stress raise the level of the hormone Cortisol which puts the body in starvation mode, storing excess fat around the midsection; this was essential to survival in prehistoric times and our bodies have not quite adapted to such sedentary lifestyles yet.

Drink Plenty of Water

Water is the universal solvent. It is meant to flush away impurities in our bodies and without water we could not survive. Help flush out toxins and rid your body of the excess weight by drinking enough water, generally 64 to 128 ounces a day. Most people mistake the signs of thirst for signs of hunger and will eat when really all their body needs is more water.

Limit Your Intake of Simple Carbohydrates

By limiting the simple carbohydrates you take in, such as refined flour and sugar, the more room you leave for complex carbs such as whole wheat and good-for-you carbs. Simply substitute as much as possible. Swap brown rice for white rice and whole wheat bread for white bread. Simple carbs increase insulin resistance and can cause you to develop diabetes and excessive weight gain.

Cheese, Yogurt and Milk

When it comes to dairy products, full fat is better for you but when trying to lose weight they can counteract your efforts. In this case, simply try to cut back on the amount you are consuming. Instead of an entire cup of milk, try to only have 3/4 cup; this goes for all dairy products. If you are worried about not getting enough calcium, remember: dark leafy greens typically have 3 times more calcium than a glass of milk, not including fiber and vitamins. Make the smarter choice.

Do Not Skip Meals

Skipping meals puts your body in starvation mode, storing excess fat in the midsection. You may think you will lose weight, and you will! But you will lose muscle, not fat. So you must ask yourself: Would you rather be skinny, or sexy?

Eating regularly fuels your body and keeps your energy levels up. Even if it is just an apple at midday, eating regularly will help you avoid storing that excess fat.

Physical Exercise

Exercise can be implemented into your daily life with minimal disruption, even if your job is sedentary and you are sitting for a long period of time. When using the bathroom, use a bathroom on another floor and take the stairs. Fax the paper to the client yourself instead of delegating the task. On your lunch break do squats while your food heats up. All of this exercise adds up in a big way. Of course, it is also recommended that you make time for some actual workouts throughout the week also. Aim for 3 to 4 sessions for 30 minutes each or longer.

Smaller Portion Sizes

By utilizing a smaller plate at mealtimes, you trick your brain into thinking you have a full plate and tons of food. By eating smaller portions of the same foods you normally eat, you will not feel that you are “on a diet” because you will still feel satisfied. Also, eat slower and put down your fork frequently to allow your brain to realize when you are not hungry anymore, then STOP EATING. Always try to leave a few bites on your plate as this can save hundreds of needless calories a day from going into your body.

Avoid Sugary and Carbonated Drinks

Water is the best choice for drinks but some people can not drink plain water. Instead, add citrus fruit rounds or a water enhancer such as Propel or Mio. Avoid carbonated beverages as they are clinically proven to actually dehydrate you.

As you see, these tips are not difficult to implement but can go a long way in helping you achieve your weight loss goals and not only that, but maintaining your weight loss. And best of all, they are FREE!

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